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DNA Testing In Arkansas

Journey Genetic Testing provides the most accurate, the most trusted, and the most affordable, direct-to-consumer DNA testing in Arkansas. We guarantee 100% accuracy in your DNA results.

Arkansas Paternity Testing

We’re experts in a specific type of DNA testing in Arkansas that gives our clients peace of mind. We can also do legal DNA tests when needed. You might wonder why we concentrate on paternity and family relationship tests. The reason is that tests for ancestral origins and health issues aren’t always 100% accurate.

In fact, we often provide services after someone gets an ancestry report saying they have found a possible long-lost relative. Almost 50% of the time, when taking our accredited tests, they find they can not possibly be related. When concerns are raised about household relationships, they do not normally disappear till the fact is exposed. Understanding this, and assisting you through this time, is why we are here.

Various states have rules about the kinds of DNA tests available in direct-to-consumer testing. In Arkansas, we offer DNA testing that’s approved for use here. We think everyone should have the choice that suits them. We also respect the laws that decide which tests can be performed.

DNA Testing Options In Arkansas

Please click o the test you are considering for additional information.

How Can AABB Accredited DNA Testing In Arkansas Help Me?

Questions about family often come up, whether it’s through DNA tests or family stories. These questions usually don’t go away until the truth is known. If there are doubts about family relationships, we’re here to help you understand and navigate these situations.

In many situations, home DNA testing kits are enough to get the answers you’re looking for. Our home and legal testing kits give the same exact results. However, for legally accepted DNA test results in Arkansas, you need a DNA collector who isn’t related to you and a complete chain of custody. We have more than 125 certified DNA collection centers in Arkansas for legal testing, but it’s essential to make an appointment for legal testing.

Arkansas Paternity Law

This information about Arkansas paternity laws is provided as general information only. Journey Genetic Testing does not provide legal advice or representation. We encourage you to research your state laws for the most current information, or contact a family law attorney.

Here are the Arkansas paternity laws

Arkansas Paternity Law: Section 28-9-209

Legitimacy of the child

(a)If the parents of a child have lived together as man and wife and, before the birth of their child, have participated in a marriage ceremony in apparent compliance with the law of the state where the marriage ceremony was performed, though the attempted marriage is void:

  • (1)their child is deemed to be the legitimate child of both parents for all purposes of intestate succession.
  • (2)A child born or conceived during a marriage is presumed to be the legitimate child of both spouses for the same purposes.

(b)If a man has a child or children by a woman, and afterward intermarries with her and recognizes the child or children to be his, the child or children shall be deemed and considered legitimate.

(c)Any child conceived following artificial insemination of a married woman with the consent of her husband shall be treated as their child for all purposes of intestate succession. Consent of the husband is presumed unless the contrary is shown by clear and convincing evidence.

(d)An illegitimate child or his or her descendants may inherit real or personal property in the same manner as a legitimate child from the child’s mother or her blood kindred. The child may inherit real or personal property from his or her father or from his or her father’s blood kindred, provided that at least one (1) of the following conditions is satisfied and an action is commenced or claim asserted against the estate of the father in a court of competent jurisdiction within one hundred eighty (180) days of the death of the father:

  • (1)A court of competent jurisdiction has established the paternity of the child or has determined the legitimacy of the child pursuant to subsection (a), (b), or (c) of this section;
  • (2)The man has made a written acknowledgment that he is the father of the child;
  • (3)The man’s name appears with his written consent on the birth certificate as the father of the child;
  • (4)The mother and father intermarry prior to the birth of the child;
  • (5)The mother and putative father attempted to marry each other prior to the birth of the child by a marriage solemnized in apparent compliance with law, although the attempted marriage is or could be declared invalid; or
  • (6)The putative father is obligated to support the child under a written voluntary promise or by court order.

(e)Property of an illegitimate person passes in accordance with the usual rules of intestate succession to his or her mother and his or her kindred of her blood and to his or her father and his or her kindred of his or her father’s blood, provided that paternity has been established in accordance with subsection (d) of this section.

(f)Nothing contained in this section shall extend the time within which a right of inheritance or a right to a succession may be asserted beyond the time provided by law relating to distribution and closing of decedents’ estates or to the determination of heirship, or otherwise. History.Acts 1969, No. 303, § 11; 1979, No. 1015, §§ 1-3; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 61-141, 61-141.1.

Required Probability of Paternity for Arkansas Courts: 95%
Required Paternity Index: None

Our DNA Testing In Arkansas Locations

For home DNA test kits, which provide the exact same answers and results (without a notarized copy) we can send to any location in Arkansas, including P.O. Boxes.

Do you need a legal DNA test or a DNA test for immigration requirements? Journey Genetic Testing has DNA collection sites in, or near, most cities across Arkansas. A list of cities and towns is provided below. We will schedule an appointment for your collection, making it easy for you to reach from your home or office. When you order a legal DNA test from us, just list on the order when you want to have your DNA collected, and the zip code for each person. Need a different location or time for each person? No problem – we can do that for you!

We can set up DNA testing anywhere in the world. It doesn’t matter where the people being tested are; we’ll assist in finding nearby DNA collection sites for everyone. We often arrange DNA tests for people in different cities or states.

See the list of locations that have, or are near, an Arkansas approved DNA collection center.
  • Alma
  • Arkadelphia
  • Barling
  • Batesville
  • Beebe
  • Bella Vista
  • Benton
  • Bentonville
  • Berryville
  • Blytheville
  • Bryant
  • Cabot
  • Camden
  • Cave Springs
  • Centerton
  • Cherokee Village
  • Clarksville
  • Conway
  • De Queen
  • East End
  • El Dorado
  • Farmington
  • Fayetteville
  • Forrest City
  • Fort Smith
  • Greenbrier
  • Greenwood
  • Harrison
  • Heber Springs
  • Helena-West Helena
  • Hope
  • Hot Springs
  • Hot Springs Village
  • Jacksonville
  • Jonesboro
  • Little Rock
  • Lowell
  • Magnolia
  • Malvern
  • Marion
  • Maumelle
  • Mena
  • Monticello
  • Morrilton
  • Mountain Home
  • Newport
  • North Little Rock
  • Osceola
  • Paragould
  • Pea Ridge
  • Pine Bluff
  • Piney
  • Pocahontas
  • Prairie Grove
  • Rogers
  • Russellville
  • Searcy
  • Sheridan
  • Sherwood
  • Siloam Springs
  • Springdale
  • Stuttgart
  • Texarkana
  • Tontitown
  • Trumann
  • Van Buren
  • Walnut Ridge
  • Ward
  • Warren
  • West Memphis
  • White Hall
  • Wynne

Ordering A Home DNA Test In Arkansas Is Quick, Easy, And Private

You Order – We Ship Right Away
Once we receive your paternity test order, we will ship priority a customized DNA collection kit (first kit free). We will provide you a tracking number for your kit.

Collect And Return The DNA Samples:
 Painless cheek swabs are provided to collect the DNA. The collection per person takes less than a minute. Return the DNA to our laboratory using the prepaid overnight FedEx label we provide (U.S.A. addresses).

Our Lab Performs The Specimen Analysis:
Once all DNA samples are received in lab, the testing begins. We will notify you by email they have been received and give you a due date for your results.

We Deliver Your DNA Results:
We know you want these results quickly, so we will your paternity test results to the email address on file. If you also requested a printed copy of the results they will be sent priority within one business day of emailing your results, with a tracking number.

FAQs About DNA Testing In Arkansas

How Does An Arkansas Authorized At Home DNA Test Work?

A home DNA test provides a cheap, private, simple, and 100% accurate method to determine relationships such as paternity, sibling, grandparents, and aunt/uncle. Having your home DNA test kit processed in a AABB accredited lab is important. The same protocols used for a legally binding DNA test in the privacy and comfort of your own home or office will be used for your home DNA test. Our home DNA paternity test can answer your biological questions privately, quickly and affordably.

How Does Arkansas Require The DNA Specimen To Be Collected?

The recognized and accepted process in Arkansas for home paternity testing is very easy. People who take the home DNA test usually collect their DNA sample through a cheek swab, also called a buccal, swab. Rubbing the swab against the inside of the cheek painlessly collects the skin cells needed. Since we conduct two sets of tests on each buccal swab, there will be 4 swabs per person in your collection kit. Two swabs should be taken on each side of the mouth. Don’t smoke or drink coffee or tea for 30 minutes before the collection, and rinse the mouth with water. When you’re done, just put the samples in the envelope we provide.

Does Arkansas Allow For Discreet Paternity Testing?

The cheek swab is the most common method of collection. Sometimes a test participant cant submit a sample because a family member is deceased, imprisoned or unavailable. For these reasons, we also offer forensic DNA processing services for other types of DNA samples, which are referred to as “non-standard samples.” Ear wax, hair (must have the root attached), discharge on a tissue, nail clippings, and toothbrushes are the most common forensic samples. A viability test is required on all non-standard samples, which requires an additional fee. For more information about the different items that can be tested, please click on NON-STANDARD DNA SAMPLES.

Unlike many locations outside of the U.S.A., Arkansas will allow testing using non-standard samples. If you have a particular concern about this, please check the laws in your state.

What If One Of Us Lives In Arkansas And The Other Person Lives In Another State?

A lot of test participants live too far apart to do the home DNA test using the same DNA kit. For these situations, we offer an option to have multiple collection kits shipped out. Simply choose the option for an additional address when you place your order. Upon selecting that option, we will send a second collection kit to the shipping address indicted for the additional kit(s). When your DNA samples and case information are received back in the lab, identical reference number will link them together.

What If I Need To Prove Paternity In Arkansas But The Father Is Not Available?

Paternity tests always give a clear yes or no answer. If the father is unavailable, there are other DNA tests we offer to determine paternity. For example, a sibling DNA test may be used to test for possible brothers and sisters. You can also perform a grandparent DNA test for the alleged grandparent and grandchild. The aunt/uncle avuncular DNA test with a full sibling of the alleged parent would also be convincing. You may also want to do a Y-DNA test if 2 men want to find out if they are related through the male line. This test is also always conclusive. If more than one paternal relative is available to participate in a DNA test, consider doing a family genetic reconstruction DNA test instead. If you are not certain which choice is right for your situation, one of our Genetic Consultants would be glad to provide you help. Just give us a call at 1-855-362-5224.

What Makes Journey Genetic Testing Different From Other DNA Companies?

Our parent laboraory does every DNA test twice, and the results are ready in just 1-2 days, depending on the test. The results we deliver to you are guaranteed to be Arkansas approved, and 100% accurate. Get the answers you need and deserve today.

We also offer the lowest price for a 24 marker paternity test from a AABB accredited paternity testing lab in the U.S.A. You can find a home DNA paternity test at CVS ®, Walgreens ®, Rite Aid ®, Target ®, and Walmart ® . And it may seem when you see these are a drug store, brands like Identigene ®, HomeDNA ® or Reveal ® paternity kits seem like a fairly cheap option.  Don’t be misled. All you are getting is a box that has instructions and swabs. You still have to pay a lab processing fee that runs up to an additional $139 after you pay for the kit (and tax). You will end up paying MUCH more with a drugstore DNA test.

You will also see a lot of different companies online selling home DNA test kits. It can be confusing when deciding which company you should choose. We believe, along with the thousands of satisfied clients we have served, that our 24 marker home DNA paternity test is a superior test. It is also far more accurate than the standard 16 marker paternity test offered by many competitors such as STK ® on Amazon ®, and PaternityDepot ®. Our corporate headquarters, and out testing lab, are located with the United States.

Our DNA testing service is unmatched in quality and yet very affordable. You can be assured that your DNA samples will be handled discreetly, processed confidentially, and that your test results will be 100% accurate. With our technology and affordable DNA test prices, there is no longer a need to go without knowing the truth about a biological relationship.